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Malcolm in the Middle is an American family television sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for Fox. The series premiered on January 9, 2000, and ended on May 14, 2006, after seven seasons and 151 episodes.

The series follows a dysfunctional lower-middle-class family and stars Frankie Muniz in the lead role as Malcolm, an adolescent who tests at a genius level. While he enjoys his intelligence, he doesn’t like having to take special classes for gifted children, which are made fun of by the rest of the kids at school and called "Krelboynes", referring to the clumsy and nerdy lead character Seymour Krelboyne from Little Shop of Horrors. Jane Kaczmarek plays Malcolm's overbearing, hotheaded and stubborn mother, Lois, and Bryan Cranston plays his immature, manic, but loving father, Hal. Christopher Kennedy Masterson plays eldest brother Francis, the trouble-making son who, in earlier episodes, is in military school, but eventually marries and settles into a steady job. Justin Berfield is Malcolm's dimwitted older brother, Reese, a cruel junior-high bully who tortures Malcolm at home despite defending him at school. Erik Per Sullivan plays younger brother Dewey, who develops to be people-smart, musically talented, and concerned about his well-being. In earlier episodes, the show's focus was on Malcolm, but as the series progressed, it explored all six members of the family more. Another character, Jamie (James and Lukas Rodriguez), was introduced as the fifth son of Hal and Lois at the end of season four.

Malcolm in the Middle was produced by Satin City and Regency Television in association with Fox Television Studios (now known as Touchstone Television). The show has been syndicated worldwide.

The show received widespread acclaim from critics and proved a popular draw for the network. It has been placed on several lists of the greatest TV and sitcom series of all time. It won a Peabody Award, seven Emmy Awards, one Grammy Award and seven Golden Globe nominations.

International versions

Language Title Channels
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Albanian
(subtitled)
Gjeniu Malkolm
Malkolmi mes të tjerëve (as seen on Fox)
RTSH 1 (formerly)
RTSH Sat (formerly)
Fox
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Arabic
(subtitled)
unknown MBC4 (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Bulgarian
(voice-over)
Малкълм bTV (formerly)
Fox Life (formerly)
bTV Comedy (formerly)
Fox (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Croatian
(subtitled)
Malcolm u sredini RTL (formerly)
RTL 2 (formerly)
RTL Kockica (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Czech Malcolm u sredini Prima televize (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Danish
(subtitled)
Malcolm i midten TV2 (formerly)
TV2 zulu (formerly)
TV3 (formerly)
TV3+ (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Estonian
(voice-over[unverified])
Imelaps Malcolm TV3[1] (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (Faroese).png Faroese Miđlingurin Malcolm Sjónvarp Føroya[2][3] (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Finnish
(subtitled)
Malcolm Mittendrin MTV3 (formerly)
Fox (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg French Malcolm Club RTL (formerly)
Plug TV (formerly)
AB3 (formerly)
Série Club (formerly)
M6 (formerly)
Paris Première (formerly)
W9 (formerly)
6ter (formerly)
Gulli
Télé-Québec
RTS Un
RTS Deux
Disney+
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg German Malcolm Mittendrin Sat.1 Comedy (formerly)
Premiere Comedy (formerly)
3+ (formerly)
Star TV (formerly)
SRF zwei (formerly)
Nickelodeon Austria (formerly)
Sony Entertainment Television (formerly)
ProSieben Fun (formerly)
Nitro. (formerly)
ProSieben (formerly)
ORF 1
Warner TV Comedy
Comedy Central
Disney+
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Greek
(subtitled)
Η τρελή οικογένεια του Μάλκολμ Macedonia TV (formerly)
Universal Channel (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Hebrew
(subtitled)
מלקולם באמצע Bip (formerly)
STAR World (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Hungarian Már megint Malcolm Comedy Central (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Italian Malcolm Italia 1 (formerly)
Disney+
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Japanese マルコム in the Middle
天才少年 マルコム奮闘記
Fox (formerly)
Fox Life (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Latvian
(voice-over)
Malkolms pa vidu TV3[4] (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Lithuanian
(voice-over)
Malkolmas vidurinysis TV3[5] (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Norwegian
(subtitled)
Malcolm i midten TV 2 (formerly)
TV 2 Humor (formerly)
TV 2 Zebra (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Polish
(voice-over)
Zwariowany świat Malcolma Polsat (formerly)
TV4 (formerly)
Comedy Central
Comedy Central Family
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Portuguese (Brazil)
(subtitled)
Malcolm Fox (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Portuguese (Brazil)
(Disney Character Voices International)
Malcolm Disney+
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Portuguese (Brazil)
(Fox)
Malcolm Rede Record (formerly)
Rede Bandeirantes (formerly)
I.Sat (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Portuguese (Portugal)
(subtitled)
A Vida é Injusta Fox (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Serbian
(subtitled)
Malkolm u sredini Fox Life (formerly)
Fox
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Slovene
(subtitled)
Glavca Fox
Comedy Central
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Spanish (Latin America) Malcolm
Malcolm el de en medio (Mexico)
Fox (formerly)
I.Sat (formerly)
Canal 13 (formerly)
TVN (formerly)
UCV (formerly)
Telecentro (formerly)
Canal 6 (formerly)
Canal 5 (formerly)
Canal 9 (formerly)
RCN (formerly)
Televen (formerly)
Teleamazonas (formerly)
TVN (formerly)
Frecuencina Latina
Azteca Guate (formerly)
F10
Amazon Prime Video (formerly)
Disney+
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Spanish (Spain) Malcolm Fox (formerly)
Antena 3 (formerly)
Neox (formerly)
Boing (formerly)
Disney+
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Swedish
(subtitled)
Malcolm – Ett geni i familjen TV4 (formerly)
TV3 (formerly)
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Ukrainian
(voice-over)
Малькольм у центрі уваги Новий канал (formerly)

Localized adaptations

Language Title Channels
Malcolm in the Middle - logo (English).svg Russian Супер Макс STS (formerly)

References

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